Presented by Get Cracking
The treats and snacks that seem to magically appear in the office this time of year, while tasty, don’t always pack enough of a punch to get you through your next meeting.
The key to a filling snack that will keep you going throughout the day is in the protein. Protein-rich snacks keep you feeling fuller longer and help to maintain stable blood sugar levels, giving you the lasting energy you need to crush out your to-do list at work.
You might have a bag of trail mix stashed in your drawer in case of a hunger emergency, but the true hero of office snacking is the egg, with a serving of two eggs offering 13 grams of high-quality protein.
A fridge staple that can be whipped up into a dish in no time — eggs are at the heart of easy, nutritious snacking. Inspired by Get Cracking’s innovative egg creations, here is a collection of nutritious and satisfying dishes to curb your hunger all day long.
Microwaved Egg-Stuffed Peppers
Snacking success is just a few button pushes away! These egg-stuffed peppers are easy to prepare, with minimal ingredients, and can be cooked entirely in the microwave.
A hollowed-out bell pepper makes an excellent egg container. First, you cook the pepper in the microwave. Crack two whole eggs into the pepper, pierce the yolks and season, then return to microwave to cook the eggs. Feel free to get creative with your seasonings or extra fillings — you can even toss in some diced veggies and cheese for added nutrients and flavour.
Easy Pack & Go Salad
Elevate the idea of a simple green salad by throwing eggs into the mix. Made with fresh veggies and chickpeas, with sliced hardboiled egg on top for a boost of protein, this easy salad is fresh-feeling but filling. The secret to keeping your salad crisp all day long? Take your vinaigrette to work in a separate container to toss it in right before eating. You’ll be pulling this salad out to power through that late afternoon crash. If you can’t get enough of boiled eggs in salads, cook up a batch in a saucepan on Sunday and store in the fridge to snack on during the week!
Spinach and Cheese Muffin Tin Frittatas
These muffin tin frittatas are the perfect meal prep solution to healthy snacking during the workweek. Packed with three different types of cheese, spinach, and herbs, these veggie frittatas can be adapted with different filling combinations to suit different diets. Top them with salsa for extra flavour!
If you have veggies in the back of your crisper that you’re trying to use up, this is the perfect time to do so. Eggs and vegetables are the ideal pairing for flexitarian and vegetarian snacks. Studies even show that our bodies better absorb nutrients from veggies when eggs are eaten with them!
Baked Oatmeal Cups
Oatmeal is a hearty, but healthy, dish that works wonders for a growling stomach. These oatmeal cups loaded with healthy ingredients are a no-brainer. Baked in a lined muffin tin, not only do they contain protein-rich eggs, they’re packed with high-fibre ingredients like oats, pecans, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. Protein and fibre both help to slow down digestion, making them the ultimate combination of nutrients to fight hunger during the workday.
Tortilla Cup Baked Eggs with Goat Cheese
A tortilla shell makes the perfect base for a savoury baked egg and tortilla cup baked eggs couldn’t be easier. Cut flour tortillas into rounds and press them into the base of a muffin tin. Crack a whole egg on the top of each cup and bake until the eggs are set. Top with goat cheese and salsa after you pull them out of the oven. Enjoy them warm, or store in the fridge at work for an easy and delicious snack!
Ready-to-Go Granola Bars
Homemade granola bars might be the secret to snacking success. These bars are made with whole grain oats, and seeds like sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds to offer a healthy boost of filling fibre. Carry a bar or two with you for whenever hunger strikes — they’re the perfect companion to keep in your desk drawer at work.
Greek Burrito Snack Wrap
How about tomato, spinach, and scrambled eggs — all wrapped up into one neat package. Tzatziki and crumbled feta add creaminess and flavour to these Greek-inspired burrito snack wraps that were made for any time of the day. Cut them into segments and pack them up for work to have a quick handheld bite anytime.